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WPI Wins NASA’s Robo-Ops Award Again!
06/07/12 — For the second consecutive year, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) student robotics engineering team has won the Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Exploration Robo-Ops Competition sponsored by NASA and organized by the National Institute of Aerospace. The tournament was held from May 30 to June 1 at the NASA Johnson Space Center's Rock Yard in Houston, Texas. In this year’s Robo-Ops competition, eight university teams were challenged to design and build a planetary rover and demonstrate its capability to perform a series of competitive tasks, which include negotiating specified upslopes and downslopes, traversing sand and gravel pits, picking…

WPI to Offer a PhD in Robotics Engineering
04/06/10 — The only university to award a bachelor’s degree in robotics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute will now become the first university with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will become the only university to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in robotics engineering with the addition of a PhD program starting this fall. WPI was the first university to offer a bachelor’s degree program in robotics engineering; a master’s program in the discipline was launched in 2009. Now WPI will be just the third U.S. university to offer a doctoral program in this emerging field. “We are at the…

WPI-Sponsored Robotics Team Wins $500,000 at NASA Moondust Excavation Challenge
11/01/09 — Paul’s Robotics, a robotics team sponsored by Worcester Polytechnic Institute, wins NASA’s Regolith Excavation Challenge, a contest requiring robots to navigate around a moon-like surface, collect regolith, and deliver it to a collection bin. The Worcester Polytechnic Institute-sponsored team Paul’s Robotics took home first place last weekend at NASA’s 2009…

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